This article was published on February 28, 2011

“The Social Network” wins 3 Oscars, but not Best Picture

“The Social Network” wins 3 Oscars, but not Best Picture

The Social Network, the highly acclaimed movie about the founding of Facebook, won 3 of 8 nominations at the 83rd Oscar Academy Awards. Unfortunately, it didn’t win Best Picture.

Despite losing to The King’s Speech for Best Picture, The Social Network won 3 Oscar Awards including Best Film Editing by the dynamic duo Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter, Best Adapted Screenplay by American screenwriter, producer and playwright Aaron Sorkin, and Best original score by singer-songwriter, composer, and producer Trent Reznor.

It was nominated for 8 awards including Best Picture, Best Director (David Fincher), Best Adapted Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin), Best Original Score (Trent Reznor), Best Actor in a Leading Role (Jesse Eisenberg), Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, and Best Sound Mixing.

The story revolves around Harvard undergraduate Mark Zuckerberg, who developed a computer program that will eventually become the phenomenally successful social networking site, Facebook. It was directed by David Fincher and features a cast of young ensembles including Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Brenda Song, Armie Hammer, Max Minghella, Rashida Jones, Joseph Mazzello, and Rooney Mara.

Check out the trailer below:

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